Caprese Chickpea Salad


I love simple lunchtime salads, and I made this delicious one a few weeks ago that I had to share with y’all.  It seems like every time I have tomatoes and mozzarella (or burrata) I’m always missing fresh basil so I can’t make a traditional caprese salad.  That doesn’t stop me though, because pesto is a great substitute and you can make it using any sort of dark greens you have in the fridge (pretty sure it wouldn’t turn out with lettuce…but I’ve never tried that).  I mentioned how I make pesto in this old post, and I did the same thing this time.  Arugula, spinach and kale are great in pesto (I actually used a mix of all three this time), and as long as you have the other basic ingredients you’re good to go.

For this salad all you need is:

salad greens (I used a spinach/arugula mixture)
tomatoes
chickpeas (make sure you rinse them if you use a can)
burrata (creamy cheesy goodness and it’s soooo worth trying if you’ve never had it before)
pesto (preferably homemade because it’s so easy and cheap to make)
olive oil
balsamic glaze 



Just put the first 4 ingredients together, drizzle pesto, olive oil and the balsamic glaze on top, and enjoy!

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  1. March 8, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I love simple recipes like these especially when you have little ones. Make life a little bit easier.

  2. March 9, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Balsamic glaze is like magic. Soooo good!

  3. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Make sure the Burrata (any soft cheese) is pasteurized if eating while pregnant.

  4. March 10, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Don't worry, it was! I always make sure about that ­čÖé

  5. March 10, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    It's the best, isn't it? I put it on everything! The kind we have right now has a little truffle in it too, which is delicious (although Tom isn't crazy about truffle…I don't get it!).

  6. March 10, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I'm with ya! Simple salads are my go-to for lunch most days…although when I'm pregnant I end up craving cereal all the time so I end up with that for lunch more than I like to admit!

  7. March 11, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Yum! You and your Mom make yummy salads! Thanks for the lesson on pesto!

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